Exhibition pops up in old shop

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A POP-UP art exhibition will be open to the public in Scarborough this weekend.

Art student Chris Hicklin has created the work, which is billed as “an exploration of the conscious and unconscious”, at the former Ward Price auction house at 14-15 Queen Street.

Admission is free and it will be open from 1pm to 7pm tomorrow and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

This will be Chris’s first solo exhibition. He was given the opportunity through Crescent Arts and the “Shop Lift” initiative.

He was given the venue for free and worked with no budget, preparing the show in just three weeks.

Chris, who studies at Yorkshire Coast College’s Westwood campus, said: “I came up with the concept to create a pop-up exhibition in an empty shop as part of my college course, after a visit to Liverpool Biennial.

“At first I thought it could never happen. However after being put in touch with Stuart Cameron from Crescent Arts everything seems to have happened rather quickly.

“After many telephone calls to local companies many have been willing to help, especially Calverts Carpets, the Dulux shop and B&Q.

“I have been given a great opportunity which is a great learning curve and experience.”

The focus of the exhibition is around print media looking at text and image with the centre point of a 42ft by 10ft print.